“Gas, dependency: enough!” – this is the slogan that Greenpeace activists put up on the balcony overlooking the city at the office of Viktor Orbán in the Carmelite monastery.
Greenpeace activists put up a banner on the balcony of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The slogan on the banner read “Gas, addiction: enough!”
The activists said that the government’s response to the energy crisis is completely wrong, that they are not leading to a solution, but only to a deepening crisis.
“As the EU’s second largest buyer of Russian natural gas, Hungary’s dependence on fossil fuels has not been substantially reduced,” the environmental group wrote on Facebook. Greenpeace has demanded that the Hungarian government start renewable and energy efficiency programmes. These could quickly reduce the country’s use of natural gas and fossil energy in general.
“Radical austerity and a rapid green transition are needed, because it is in the fundamental interest of the country,” Greenpeace writes.
According to the organisation, the problem is that the Hungarian government is 85 percent dependent on Russian gas. Each Hungarian household contributes on average about half a million forints to maintain this dependence.
Greenpeace wants the gas to be phased out by 2035. Instead, climate-friendly, peaceful, renewable energy sources should be used to power the country. The organisation also offers suggestions and solutions to rapidly improve gas dependency.
“The government’s energy policy is harmful and flawed, because it is a policy of fossil dependency,” András Perges, Greenpeace’s climate and energy campaigner, told 24.hu.
He added that the skyrocketing energy prices are an unbearable burden for the population and the country, and the Hungarian people are tied to Russia like an umbilical cord.
Source: Facebook, 24.hu
Green Peace is an organization without brains.